Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR President Kicks-off 5-Year Flood Insurance Coalition Push

May 14, 2012

As part of an historic “Flood the Hill” coalition of real estate, construction, financial services, insurance, consumer, taxpayer and environmental groups, NAR stepped up pressure on Congress to pass the 5-year Flood Insurance Reauthorization Bill:

  • On May 9, 2012, NAR President Moe Veissi testified before Congress.
    Download his testimony before a Senate Banking subcommittee.
  • That same day President Veissi co-wrote the linked Op-Ed which ran in Capitol Hill’s major publication Roll Call.
    Download the Op-Ed
  • NAR simultaneously ran ads, co-sponsored by nearly 20 coalition partners, in all the Hill newspapers.
    Download the ad
  • The Coalition recently wrote Senate leaders calling on them to bring up the bill for floor consideration.
    Download the coalition letter

NAR has timed this campaign to coincide with the REALTOR® Rally and 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., the week of May 14, 2012.  Flood Insurance is one of five talking points with members of Congress.  NAR will keep working to reauthorize national flood insurance before the program expires on May 31, 2012.